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Solved: Program Files

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by donsor, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. donsor

    donsor Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 2008
    In my main drive list of folders, there were two files which are similar but I don't what's the difference.
    One lists as "Program Files" and the other "Program Files (x86)". The contents seem similar. I know that the one with (x86) has something to do with the OS which is Win7 Ultimate 64Bit.
  2. ayush-bhattarai


    Jan 30, 2013
    Both are system files. The main diffrence is that your apps that you install will remain at (x86) one (by defult)
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    If you have two Program Files directories it means you have a 64-bit operating system. The "Program Files" directory is the 64-bit folder and the "Program Files (x86)" directory is the 32-bit directory. You need both of them.
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